Graham Westley was pleased with his side’s performance after the 2-0 win over Gillinghamwork ethic and desire of the team to get the ball back.”
“Earlier this season Beavon was shutting down the goalkeeper and Sodje was knocking the ball in the rebound. They are great goals to get because they show the reaction of the team to losing the ball and the
“It wasn’t an easy goal and it was brilliant work from Lee Holmes, I love seeing a player create a goal through work ethic and determination that is what the best teams are all about.
“We have had a big set to and I keep saying to him I don’t employ you play on the wing and keep running the channels, get in the box and do what you are good at. There is no better finish at this level than him and he showed that with the goal he scored.
“You couldn’t say that Beavon doesn’t deserve any goal that he gets, he works like a Trojan and in some respects that is his biggest problem. He is such a hard working player that sometimes he takes himself out of goal scoring areas because he is too busy doing other people’s work.
“At the moment they are learning to be highly successful and to have enough arrogance about you, not in a nasty way but enough arrogance, belief and confidence as a group to keep the foot on people’s throats.
honest bunch that at the moment they can’t bring themselves to believe they are going to be highly successful which they will be.
He continued: “The football is always about scoring the next goal and if you do that then you will games and we have to have the confidence. The boys will get it and they will understand but they are such an
Talking about Beavon, Westley revealed to the local press he had a word with his frontman earlier this week and made it clear what he wanted from him.
On the run of play Beavon added a second, his fifth of the season with a well-placed finish after superb work rate from Lee Holmes.
North End raced out of the traps against Martin Allen’s Kent outfit, with the returning Monakana making the perfect impact with the game’s first goal.
different game but they didn’t and in the end we were comfortable.”
“It was a very difficult start to the second half and we did exactly the opposite. Gillingham made the changes that we anticipated and got that early penalty and if they had scored it could have been a completely
“We are playing a bit like that when we take the lead but in the second half we went out to consolidate and play on the counter so we could build on our lead but to also not give anything away.
“The second goal was against the run of play and we although we finished in control towards the end of the first half that little period were we didn’t play with enough authority when you haven’t being winning games as you would like, they want to do so well for the football club, they can be a bit hesitant.
“We were competitive, first to the second ball and we were controlled and composed in possession. We were threatening and we went ahead and as we have done several times we sat off the game and allowed Gillingham to get back into the game.
“It was professional enough, there were periods of the game especially in the first 15 minutes or so before we scored were we played some good football.
Describing the win as ‘comfortable’ Westley shared his thoughts after the game by saying: “The important thing about any cup competition is getting the job done and to get in the third round and we have done the job and we have to be pleased with that.
The Lilywhites progressed through to the third round of the FA Cup with a comprehensive win over the League Two leaders, with both goals coming in the first half courtesy of winger Jeffrey Monakana and striker Stuart Beavon.
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